I really struggled for a subject tonight. I tried washing up bubbles and then knitting before I decided on the subject. I used 3 different lenses to try and get what I wanted but that didn’t work either. In the end I fell back on my newly cleaned and restrung mandolin and a shot of said strings and fret board.
My brother bought me this for my 21st and I played it sporadically until The Wedding Present released Українські Виступи в Івана Піла aka Ukrainian John Peel Sessions. I really got into all that Ukrainian style music and followed the band The Ukrainians for a while. I played constantly and could bash out any number of Ukrainian style tunes.
Anyhow, I finally got round to restring this after 23 years!! The old strings were completely rusted, although I could still get a tune out of it!! Now, following a good clean and new strings, it sounds better than ever.
Now, where’s that Wedding Present album?